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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Hugsvinnsmál (Hsv) - 151

Hugsvinnsmál (‘Sayings of the Wise-Minded One’) — Anon HsvVII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Hugsvinnsmál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 358-449.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75   76   77   78   79   80   81   82   83   84   85   86   87   88   89   90   91   92   93   94   95   96   97   98   99   100   101   102   103   104   105   106   107   108   109   110   111   112   113   114   115   116   117   118   119   120   121   122   123   124   125   126   127   128   129   130   131   132   133   134   135   136   137   138   139   140   141   142   143   144   145   146   147   148   149 

for reference only:  56x   65x 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál, Isl. oversættelse af Catonis Disticha. (AII, 167-97, BII, 185-210); stanzas (if different): 51/1-3, 67/1-3 | 52 | 53/4-6 | 53/1-3, 51/4-6 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 66 | 67 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78/1-3 | 78 [var], 78/4-6 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 146 | 147 | 148

SkP info: VII, 381-2

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34 — Anon Hsv 34VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 34’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 381-2.

Við meinum varna
skaltu á margan veg,
þótt þú sért fullsterkr at fé;
margr er aumr,
er aurum ræðr;
ilt er auði at trúa.

 

You must beware of harm in many a way, although you are very well off with money; many a one is poor who possesses money; it is bad to trust in wealth.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 18) Cum fueris felix, quae sunt adversa, caveto: / non eodem cursu respondent ultima primis ‘When you are happy, be on your guard against adverse things; the end does not always follow the same course as that begun’. The text of 1199ˣ might have been influenced by Sól 34. The dangers of being rich are also mentioned in, e.g., Hávm 10/4-5 (NK, 18): auði betra | þiccir þat í ókunnom stað ‘better than riches [common sense] will seem in an unfamiliar place’ (Larrington 1996, 15).

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 34 (AII, 175; BII, 191); Skald II, 99-100; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 12, Gering 1907, 10, Tuvestrand 1977, 90, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 48.

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Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 72v, 22 - 72v, 24  transcr.  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 79, 1 - 79, 3  transcr.  image  
AM 696 XV 4° (696XV) 1v, 10 - 1v, 12  transcr.  image  image  
JS 401 4°x (401x) 1r, 19 - 1r, 21  transcr.  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 244v, 5 - 244v, 5 [4-5]  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624) 142, 10 - 142, 11  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 70v, 23 - 71r, 1  transcr.  
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